Earn over 180m annually as Social Development Adviser at Department for International Development (DFID)

Organization: Department for
International Development (DFID)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Salary Range: UGX 180,946,984
– 239,632,055 per annum
About DFID:
The Department for International Development (DFID) leads the UK’s work
to end extreme poverty. We’re ending the need for aid by creating jobs,
unlocking the potential of girls and women and helping to save lives when
humanitarian emergencies hit. The Department for International Development
(DFID) has been working in Uganda to improve the quality of essential services
and help protect the most vulnerable. Uganda aspires to be a middle income
country by 2040. Revenue from oil production and successful regional economic
integration could help achieve this sooner. Since 2005, economic growth has
averaged 7% annually and inward investment has doubled. Less than a quarter of
the population now lives below the national poverty line, down from a third in
Job Summary: The Social
Development Adviser will provide social development advice across the portfolio
and take overall responsibility for DFID Uganda’s gender work. They will
represent DFID in technical working groups in the Ministry of Gender, Labour
and Social Development and other relevant Ministries and play an active role in
policy dialogue to improve the quality of gender work in Uganda.
Key Duties and
Provide technical leadership on gender programming
  • As
    the Senior Responsible Owner of the Support to Uganda’s Response on Gender
    Equality (SURGE) programme, work with programme managers and programme
    officers to ensure that project cycle management are conducted on time and
    to the required standard.
  • Take
    lead in all the technical aspects of the SURGE programme.
  • Deliver
    on the role of Gender Champion to build capability and commitment across
    the mission through blogs, training and knowledge sharing.
  • Actively
    engage in the governance and management of key centrally managed
    programmes, providing sound technical advice to implementing partners to
    increase effectiveness of DFID central funds.
  • Represent
    DFID in Government of Uganda technical working groups and other
    policy influencing forums.
Support delivery of social development targets across the office
  • Work
    in liaison with teams across the office to support delivery of social
    development targets across current and emerging DFIDU programmes and
    priorities as required; particularly with regard to poverty and
    vulnerability analysis, gender equality and women and girl’s empowerment.
  • Closely
    support the Senior Responsible Owner of the social protection programme to
    effectively lead and manage and deliver results.
  • Undertake
    social appraisals for new programmes.
  • Support
    the generation of evidence and lessons on social development emerging from
    DFIDU’s programmes.
DFID Corporate Responsibility
  • Provide
    support on briefing and other preparation as required for
    Ministerial and high level visits, drafting letters to the public,
    Ministerial correspondence and parliamentary questions.
  • Provide
    regular human interest stories as required that demonstrate the UK support
    to gender equality in Uganda.
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The ideal applicant for the DFID Social
    Development Adviser job vacancy should hold a  Master’s Degree or equivalent level of
    academic and professional experience in a subject area clearly related to
    social policy and development (including in social anthropology,
    sociology, political science, human geography, social/development policy
    and planning).
  • A
    minimum of five years of professional experience related to social
    development work including ability to work with and influence primary
  • Working
    knowledge and experience of social research, and of direct working
    in developing countries.
  • Previous
    experience in applying social and political analysis to policy and
  • Excellent
    organization skills
Personal Competencies:
Primary Competencies:
  • Social and political analysis:
    Understanding of and ability to analyse the social and political
    structures, dynamics and power relations that enable/exclude women and men
    to/from taking advantage of opportunities and drive/constrain poverty
  • Poverty, gender, vulnerability and
    inequality analysis and monitoring:
    Knowledge of different
    theoretical approaches to understanding gender inequality, and wider
    poverty/deprivation and its causes; skills in poverty, vulnerability and
    inequality/exclusion analysis, assessment and monitoring, including
    qualitative and participatory assessments and understanding ‘leave no-one
  • Processes, programmes and institutions
    that enable or constrain development:
    Understanding of, and
    ability to influence, the structures, policies, programmes and processes
    at local, national and global levels that are important to support social
    change and to tackle poverty, inequality (including gender inequality),
    vulnerability and exclusion.
Specialist Competencies:
  • Inclusive growth and economic
    Understanding and application of inclusive growth
    and private sector development approaches that lead to economic
    empowerment, enhanced livelihood opportunities, and an improved asset base
    for the poorest; vulnerable groups and for women and girls.
  • Social protection:
    Knowledge of key concepts, frameworks and what works, to lead the design,
    management and monitoring of evidence-based social protection policy,
    programmes and sustainable systems including cash transfers, which benefit
    the poorest and most vulnerable, and where relevant in fragile, conflict
    and humanitarian contexts.
  • Human development and service
    Knowledge of key concepts, frameworks and what
    works, to lead the design, management and monitoring of evidence-based
    action for human development and wider services delivery to including
    multi-sectoral strategies and addressing transformative social change
    particularly for women and girls, and where relevant in conflict and
    humanitarian contexts to ensure no-one is left behind.
Shared Advisory Competencies
  • Design and manage programmes and projects
  • Use evidence to inform policy and
Generic Competences:
  • Collaborating and Partnering:
    Building and maintaining a high performing Performance and Effectiveness
    Team that works effectively to build capability, and develop systems and
    tools that are then embraced across the DFID Uganda team. Developing
    strong and collaborative working relationships across DFID networks, the
    DFID U and cross HMG Teams.
  • Building Capability for All:
    Promoting a culture of learning, use of evidence, and active talent
    management across DFID Uganda. Coaching and supporting team to ensure they
    are supported to achieve their potential, and prioritise their own
    learning and development.
  • Delivering Value for Money:
    Oversight of the DFID Uganda programme and FLD budget, promoting
    excellence in budget management and forecasting. Promoting a culture and
    strong understanding of value for money and ensuring the very best return
    on investment, weighing up priorities and the risk and returns to
    different actions.
  • Leading and Communicating:
    Leading DFID’s external engagement on a range of issues related to family
    planning and nutrition influencing positive changes, communicating DFID’s
    programmes and policies with conviction and clarity.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates must complete the
following forms; Application
, Technical
Competency Form
and attach their updated CV and return the documents to
AfricaHRHubRecruit@dfid.gov.uk with the subject line “UGA/002”
Deadline: 6th February 2017
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